• Watch MEDA's Story

    Click to watch MEDA’s story told by Executive Director Luis Granados, clients and public policy experts.

  • Affordable Housing for Mission District San Francisco Residents

    MEDA and BRIDGE will act as co-developers to ensure that housing remains affordable. Click to read more.

  • MEDA Staff Spotlight

    Meet Leo Sosa, Technology Training Coordinator
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  • A Case Study of Bundled Services

    Tax time may be done for 2014, but financial security is needed any time of the year. At MEDA it’s not just about preparing taxes for free. Refunds can jumpstart the path to economic prosperity or provide an opportunity for self-employed workers to formalize their business. Learn more by reading CFED’s newly published case study about MEDA’s approach to bundling services during tax season.



Apr 2014

Bank Teller Program (bilingual) - 04/23/2014 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
GED (bilingual) - 04/23/2014 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cursos de Computacion Basicos (Español) - 04/23/2014 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
GED (bilingual) - 04/24/2014 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cursos de Computacion Basicos (Español) - 04/24/2014 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am
TABE Assessment - 5 Keys & YAWP (bilingual) - 04/24/2014 at 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mission Techies Academy (bilingual) - 04/24/2014 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Getting Ready for Business - 04/24/2014 at 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Listo Para Empezar un Negocio - 04/24/2014 at 5:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Bank Teller Program (bilingual) - 04/28/2014 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Our Programs

MEDA offers free services to low and moderate income families. MEDA’s geographic focus is on the San Francisco Bay Area, and we never solicit clients outside of the State of California, nor charge for our services. Help is Free. You should never pay for loan modification services. Please do not hesitate to contact our offices if you have any questions about our free services.

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Strengthen Your Family's Economic Well-Being

Our Financial Education & Coaching Program provides low- and moderate-income Latino families with bilingual Spanish and English workshop curriculum and coaching to achieve financial literacy. MEDA’s financial education program helps participants achieve three key outcomes: Improving credit scores to 650 or higher; increasing savings to three months of living expenses or greater; and reducing debt to income ratio to 40% or lower.

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Strengthen Your Family's Economic Well-Being

Our Business Development Program assists entrepreneurs in San Francisco to start and expand their businesses. Services provided through individual consultations and group workshop curriculum, in both English and Spanish, include access to capital, business assessment, business planning, financial projections and budgeting, marketing, lease consultation, and services tailored specifically to family childcare providers in San Francisco.

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Strengthen Your Family's Economic Well-Being

MEDA’s Homeownership Program provides one-on-one counseling sessions and group workshop curriculum in both Spanish and English. We offer homeownership related services including financial education, credit counseling, information on down payment and closing costs assistance programs, affordable housing options, and foreclosure intervention counseling.

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Strengthen Your Family's Economic Well-Being

MEDA’s VITA Site Free Tax Preparation Program serves low-income families in San Francisco by providing: free tax return preparation year round, benefits screening & assessment for other related services, and self employed tax education. MEDA also offers free assistance to low income and Spanish speaking students for filling the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and ITIN* application services.

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Client Stories

Client Stories

Victor Caicero, a hard working immigrant from Mexico, came to the US for better economic opportunities and found a job in a coffee shop... Read More>>

“I never imagined that I I could make my dream job come true by opening my own dog walking business” Read More >>

Sabrina Wong will be the first in her family to attend college. Her parents are immigrants from China who came to the United States in hopes Read More >>

Elizabeth Moron, a self employed immigrant from Peru, attempted to have her mortgage modified at a Bank of America servicer Read More >>

In September 2010, Patricia Torres, a Mexican immigrant and mother of two, was one of the first entrepreneurs to start her business at El Mercadito, the business incubator at Plaza Adelante. Read More >>

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    Victor, Business Development

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    Elizabeth, Foreclosure Client

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In the News

In the News

Web-Mission Techies Winter 2014 Grads

It was a big day around MEDA’s bustling Mission neighborhood center, Plaza Adelante, on Friday, [...]

April 15, 2014 by cgil

Medina SB 1439

On Tuesday, April 8th, an important hearing was held in California’s state capital of Sacramento. [...]

April 9, 2014 by cgil

Granger Tripp

Each month, the Mission Economic Development Agency honors one of its dedicated volunteers—the people who [...]

April 8, 2014 by cgil

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40th Anniversary Celebration Sponsors


We would like to thank the following organizations for their commitment to sponsor our event:

Diamond Level


Platinum Level

Phyllis K. Friedman

Gold Level


Silver Level


Bronze Level


Patron Level

Mission National Banks
San Francisco Federal Credit Union
Aquaria Funds
Delfina Restaurant Group
Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayem
SanJalisco Restaurant